The Village turned out

United Kingdom, 1959

Film
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A dramatic episode in the story of the British lifeboat service, ending with a thrilling rescue at sea. We witness the naming ceremony of a new lifeboat in the Cornish village of Coverack. Various members of the volunteer crew are seen going about their daily work. Then suddenly, at twilight, the boat is called out and the whole village turns out to watch the launching. After a search, during which night falls, a crashed training aircraft is located and its crew of two are saved.

Credits

director

John Armstrong

production company

Shell Film Unit

Language

English

Duration

00:06:37:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

30106

Subject categories

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Aircraft accidents

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Rescue work

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Volunteer workers

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Life-saving

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Rescue work

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Search and rescue operations

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Life-saving

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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